Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED provides building owners and operators a concise framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions. Art Hirsch is a LEED Accredited Professional for New Construction and a member of the USGBC-Colorado Chapter.
TerraLogic uses the LEED framework and strategies in developing sustainable actions for transportation system planning, design, construction and maintenance. TerraLogic recognizes and integrates the following area whole system approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in key areas: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, air quality, community context, awareness and education and design innovation. This innovative approach is key in supporting Federal Highway Administration, State Departments of Transportation, municipalities and private investors in developing sustainable transportation systems for future generations.
- United States Green Building Council-Colorado Chapter (LEED Accreditation)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Transportation Research Board (Sustainability, Hazardous Waste, Material Conservation Committee)
- Rocky Mountain Association of Environmental Professionals (RMAEP)
- American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
Education / Certifications
- Master of Science degree; Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering; University of Colorado-Boulder.
- Bachelor of Science degree; Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (Limnology); Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction and Renovation Accreditation.
- Certified Erosion Control Supervisor and Inspector-Colorado Department of Transportation
- Paper Acceptance: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Actions during Design Build Projects; Transportation Research Board; 2010 Annual Conference
- Hirsch, A., TMDL Impacts to High Altitude Highway Operations, Water Environment Federation, Watershed 2000 Proceedings, December, 2000.
- Hirsch, A., TMDL Impacts to Highway Maintenance Operations, Water Environment Federation, Wet Weather and Watershed Bulletin, October, 2000.
- Hirsch, A., Environmental Risks Associated with High Altitude Highway Operations in Colorado, Pacific Northern States Snow Conference Proceedings, June, 2000.
- Hirsch, A., and A. Medine, Lake and Reservoir Management, Water Pollution Control Federation, 1986.